Category: Government

Gun Laws Effective Dates

2018 January 1 – Start date for requirement that ammunition sales or transfers be conducted through a licensed ammunition dealer.  Ammo purchased outside of California must first be shipped to a licensed dealer for pickup. July 1 – Start date for requirement that you get state permission before manufacturing or assembling a firearm. December 31…
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Assembly Bill 3199

Introduced by Assembly member Chris Holden on February 16, 2018, AB 3199 would prohibit certain charitable organizations from raffling off firearms. Full text of the bill can be accessed here. The bill has been read twice, passed in the assembly to the Government Organizations committee on March 21, 2018.  It is still active in the…
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Modern Fish Act

The Modern Fish Act aims to improve access to America’s federal waters and promotes the conservation of natural marine resources.  The bill is designed to provide federal managers with the tools to effectively manage 11 million recreational saltwater anglers in a different way than commercial fishermen. The Act was approved in December by the House…
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Gun-Related Bills in Legislature

There are a number of bills in the California Legislature that can impact our second amendment rights.  We recommend contacting your representatives and encouraging them to oppose/support the following bills: OPPOSE Assembly Bill 3– Would raise the age to purchase firearms and ammunition to 21.  (Passed the Assembly and referred to the Senate Public Safety…
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H.R. 2810

President Trump recently signed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA) into law.  Included in the law is a provision that would require military surplus M1911 and M1911A1 pistols (1911s) to be made available for sale to the public.  The military has nearly 100,000 1911s in storage, at the expense…
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Gun Law Review

2017 Theft/loss reporting January 1 When it became a crime to falsely report a firearm has been lost or stolen and July 1 requires that the theft or loss of a firearm must be reported to law enforcement within five days. Lending firearms January 1 When it became illegal, with limited exceptions, to loan guns to…
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New 2017 and 2018 Gun Laws

Bullet Ban – AB 1135 & SB 880 change the definition of “assault weapon” to include semi-automatic centerfire, rifles and pistols that do not have fixed magazines and one or more prohibited feature. The “Ghost Gun” – AB857 requires anyone who manufactures or assembles a homemade firearm to obtain a unique serial number or identification mark…
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Contact Your Reps!

There are multiple bills pending that will be voted upon when Legislature returns from their recess next week.  We encourage you to contact your representatives and urge them to vote NO on the following bills: SB 497 would extend the current prohibition on purchasing more than one handgun within a 30 day period to also…
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Guns Laws and Crime

A recent report in Business Insider (with data collected by State Firearm Law) points out some interesting information about the correlation between gun laws and gun crime/suicides by state. California is listed as having the most gun laws with 104, while Alaska, Idaho, and Montana each have less than 4.  The average number of gun laws…
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Banning Fishing Tackle

Did you know right before he left office, Obama issued an edict that will ban fishing tackle on federal land?